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Tretts raises over £1,300 for charity

22 October 2013

Completes Bupa Great Birmingham Run in aid of Cancer Research UK

Andrew Tretton, the former Shrewsbury Town captain who is now a commercial sales executive at the Greenhous Meadow, has raised more than £1,300 for Cancer Research UK.

Andrew took part in the Bupa Great Birmingham Run on Sunday which started and ended in the city centre after winding its way through Bournville and Edgbaston.

He clocked one hour 52 minutes 41 seconds for the 13.1 mile course.

"I was ideally hoping for a bit of a quicker time but I hit the wall, as runners say, at about 10 miles," said Andrew.

"But the most important thing was I managed to raise a pleasing amount of money, just over £1,300 for such a brilliant cause.

"I would like to thank everyone who so generously gave their support and there is still time to donate at www.justgiving.com/andrewtretton"

Andrew was inspired to run for Cancer Research UK in memory of Isaac Jones, who tragically passed away on September 4.

Sam Aiston, Andrew's former Gay Meadow team mate, is a close family friend of local couple Gareth and Sonya Jones, Isaac's parents. 

Isaac was only 15 months old when his battle with Germ Cell Cancer began. 

His initial response to his first set of treatment and surgery was encouraging but, sadly, at 22 months old this dreadful disease returned.

Isaac's fight and determination was amazing and the support received by the family has been incredible. 

Sam has also helped raise a substantial amount of money, about £4,500, for Cancer Research UK recently for he was part of a nine-strong team which completed Tough Mudder held at the Cholmondeley Estate, near Whitchurch.

The military-style challenge raised money through entry fees for Help for Heroes, but those taking part were also able to raise cash through donations for their own causes. 

PICTURED: Andrew Tretton with his children, Ethan, eight, and four-year-old twins Grace and Jake, after completing the Bupa Great Birmingham Run.


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